QUERI E-news: Improving the delivery and efficiency of VA health care

Several recent initiatives – both outside and within VHA – are making strides toward evidence-based policymaking, a priority for the Obama administration. Most recently, the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act, enacted on March 30, will establish a commission to study and recommend changes to federal data and statistical infrastructure in support of outcomes measurement and facilitation of randomized program evaluation. VA has already taken the lead in this direction by establishing the HSR&D/QUERI-funded Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC), which was launched last Fall (co-PIs, Julia Prentice, PhD, and Austin Frakt, PhD).

Read more about PEPReC by me and Steve Pizer in the electronic newsletter from the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI).


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